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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 702–718.
Published: 24 January 2022
... of this study suggest that wildlife rescue volunteers could access donations, new members and education opportunities by tapping in to public interest and concern for wildlife. Knowledge and attitudes towards Australian wildlife rescue services Vanessa Barratt 1,2 and Fabien Medvecky 1 1: Centre for Science...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 585–604.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Megan C. Fabian; Amelia S. Cook; Julie M. Old ABSTRACT People's attitudes towards the conservation of Australian wildlife is of particular importance as the types of attitudes people hold can have a significant impact on conservation solutions. We investigated attitudes held towards Australian...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Wildlife management is, in our view, as much about education, and managing people's attitudes, as it is about the science of populations of animals. The successful koala management program for Victoria, outlined by Peter Menkhorst, has only been possible because of his firm grasp...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 575–584.
Published: 01 June 2020
... this study can be harnessed to inform future policy and management decisions, design interventions to change conservation behaviours, and provides a foundation for further enquiry into the ‘human dimensions of wildlife’. There remains a wildlife conservation ‘attitude-intention-action gap’, where we...
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Australian Zoologist (2024)
Published: 24 January 2024
...Matthew Mo; Libby A. Timmiss; Tim Pearson; Maree Treadwell Kerr; Sera Steves; Justin A. Welbergen ABSTRACT Negative public attitudes toward particular species can have significant impact on their conservation. Traditional approaches to improving public perceptions of flying-foxes include defending...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... and the environment more generally. It was found that amongst brushtail possum lovers, the animals were seen as simultaneously cute and familiar, and as emblematic of endangered Australian wildlife and natural environments in general. People who did not like or value brushtail possums expressed attitudes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.093
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula poses a test for managers of urban wildlife because community attitudes towards the species vary widely from those who are prepared to live with it to those who wish it to be controlled as a pest. The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 457–463.
Published: 01 June 2017
... have found that Australians enjoy living with wildlife and value it highly (Miller 2003; FitzGibbon and Jones 2006; Russell et al. 2011; Wilks et al. 2013). However, these biophilic attitudes (Wilson 1984) do not necessarily extend to pest species, i.e. those which have a negative impact on humans...
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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Attacks by Australian Magpies Gymnorhina tibicen on humans are among the most common forms of human-wildlife conflict in Australia, especially in suburban environments. Despite the familiarity of these interactions, remarkably little is known about the phenomenon, significantly undermining...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 534–543.
Published: 20 October 2011
... of Environmental Education 16 26 39 Kellert, S. R. and Berry, J. 1980. Knowledge, Affection and Basic Attitudes Toward Animals in American Society: Phase III. United States Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC. Knowledge, Affection and Basic Attitudes Toward Animals...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 550–567.
Published: 27 October 2020
... so remains challenging given the complexities of human-wildlife conflict, including the diversity of contexts and species, and people s attitudes toward wildlife, perceptions of risk, personal experience, and social factors, such as religious affiliation, ethnicity, and culture (Dickman 2010; van...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 1–847.
Published: 22 November 2022
... of reptiles. In Practice 38(1): 11-22. 2022 AuZstoraolilaongist volume 42 (3) 701 Knowledge and attitudes towards Australian wildlife rescue services Vanessa Barratt 1,2 and Fabien Medvecky 1 1: Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago, New Zealand. 2: Communicating author: vanessalbarratt...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 770–810.
Published: 16 March 2022
... a trajectory of change. Culturally, these changes include a shift in attitudes to the species from agricultural pest and popular native bird to a vilified, “overabundant” native species and nemesis of small woodland birds. Ecologically, changes have included an expansion in distribution and abundance of Noisy...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 153–157.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Fauna Conservation in Australia - is there a role for the Commonwealth? Address by Dr Peter Bridgewater. Director. Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service to' the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales held on 14 September. 1990 OPENING The answer...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 5–12.
Published: 01 January 2019
... there are calls for its substitution by non-lethal methods. Here we ask whether killing of invasive animals is essential for wildlife conservation. Firstly, we define wildlife conservation and its population ecology requirements. Secondly, we discuss ethical considerations and then we answer our question using...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 446–457.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Georgette Leah Burns Using Fraser Island in Queensland and Penguin Island in Western Australia as study areas, this paper examines changing management policies and practices with regards to human-animal interactions in wildlife tourism settings. In particular, the shifting relationships between...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 290–294.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and influence in environmental research and management. Conservation and Society, 3(2):251-264. Culture as concept and influence in environmental research and management Conservation and Society 3 251 264 Herda-Rapp, A. & T. Goedeke (eds) 2005.Mad About Wildlife: Looking at social conflict over...